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Feb 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
the background like the transition of the different payroll tax incentiv incentives. the tax and treasures office is beginning their implementation but the basic concepts are we we need to help business prepare for a transition. so in your binder is a - is information that we've put together so that if i go to a business association that i hand this out to walk them through. some of this i'm going to highlight on some of this. let's go to the first slide. next thank you. so as your well aware that now we have a 1.5 percent payroll for businesses in the city that have payroll over $250,000 i should say 2 hundred and 50 thousand one dollars. of a business is under 2 hundred and 50 thousand they don't pay the payroll taxed. so the grois receipts will phase over a 5 year period starting the tax year of 2013 so next year. and this phase is is to low both businesses and the city to have a smooth transition so that if for any reason the gross receipts is not bringing in as much money we are operating as a deficit but it the gross receipts is coming in a herself we might phase in in a sh
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 9:00pm PST
cpr of 3%. it doesn't assume any additional growth in hotel tax revenues and so on. by using those conservative assumptions we have discussed and in agreements with sf travel we would establish a stabilization fund of approximately 2 million. and the idea was by looking at the last 10 years we realized [speaker not understood] general tax revenues were volatile. the idea is you could essentially get a 50 million loss over a given period. so, the idea that this account [speaker not understood] and would be replenished over time if the city should use it. additionally, using conservative rates, that could potentially be situationses where the city's component in addition to the 87.5% of [speaker not understood] would not be sufficient to pay debt service. the idea would be the city would pay that debt service and then get reimbursed with future collection. additionally, the [speaker not understood] fund is for the final -- the 20 47 maturity, which would -- because we're asking for an extension, we don't know what the market would be like. we proposed going further than the 20 45 exp
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 11:30pm PST
tax credits and how that will be applied. who you get into some of the larger entities there's bigger structures and that needs to be careful communicated so that when the time for outreach there's one package of information going out. so the tax and treasurers office have additional staffing for that >> commissioner reeling. >> so of a small business the gross receipt is less than 1 million it's exemption. >> right the first million is not exemption so if you will look at page 2. the whole 2 million is taxable >> yeah, but it's at a different taxable rate. so if you look at that page once you reach over a million that million is a taxable minimum >> so for schedule one 1.75 percent of - the first million is at - the 5 hundred thousand is taxable at the 1 point percent tax rate. >> commissioner. >> what about the businesses that are a combination of the manufacturing and other businesses structure. >> right so going back to i think i think this is where we need to work this out. we're not going out and educating businesses right now. the likelihood you'll by looking at the bigg
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm PST
for the housing and our taxes stopped the growth of our economy. we in this room and many of us working together took on the story changes for our city some of which have vexed for years >> years. i'm proud that together we through innovation and we foerjd our way ahead. to the city commissioners and to the department heads and to our friends in the business, labor you think non-profit and other communities who spent countless hours with us in negotiations and to the great people of san francisco who rewarded us with your support at ballet in san francisco thank you, very much. together we're putting san francisco back on the right track and building a solid foundation for all our residents. my fellow san francisco's we're living in a time of astonishing innovation and unlimited process we're driving that innovation and for or against the future right hereright now not just for san francisco but for the whole world. within the lab of our technologies we're developing techniques will will save lives. to our market district we're providing the world with tools to live in the chewi
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
project possible, it was a lovely adapted reuse, it was a historical element, a strong second tax advantage with historic preservation credits which i think were never used before in a manner that they were brought forward here and commissioner sugaya is the expert on that. it was a great really joyous moment to see this project come together as quickly as it did, so as many people think that can't do in san francisco, nothing can be delivered, this is proof of an extremely complicated project if you get the list of who indeed helped bring it about from the federal government, veteran's administration and on and on, i think we can all be proud of this project. >> commissioner antonini. >> yeah, i know there is legislation that's being introduced by supervisor farrow regarding condo conversions and as you know, there are many people who are already in tenants and commons situations often grouped with people they may not be really linked to and they are co-owners until such time an ownership situation is used, these will become individualized, i think has a lot of promise, but me *f
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 3:30pm PST
tax credit, something that has benefited some of these kinds of initiatives throughout the country. so whether it was long ago and the low-income housing tax credit of which mercy housing has participated in over and over again and the new market tax credit, one of the current versions of the story. or the section 8 vouchers or the rest of that, public policy has played a role. but we can only be successful in achieving the funding for that public policy if we have examples of national significance to say this must be a priority. and it is a priority because mercy housing and st. anthony's makes people the priority. results. deeds, not just words. the words are important, but they are no substitute for making something happen from it. we all know the gospel of matthew and i was hungry, you gave me to eat and that is what st. anthony's has done. when you were homeless, you gave me shelter and that is mercy housing and they have come together. it's not just about food and housing, but it's about dignity and stability and respect. respect for that spark of divinity that exists in ever
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 9:30pm PST
outside the downtown corridor. it also helps with paychecks, local purchases and taxes paid by our visitors that are staying there. for these reasons, the hotel community is proud to partner with the city and we thank you to help grow our economy through the joint investment opportunity, we will be entering into with the approval of the proposals that are before you here today. * so, we thank you and we thank supervisor kim also for her partnership with us on this. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is james lim, i'medth regional managing director for [speaker not understood] hotels. [speaker not understood] operates 11 hotels in the city and it's spread throughout the neighborhoods as well in downtown san francisco. we support over 800 jobs, local jobs in the city as well. some of our hotels include the [speaker not understood] in japantown, the hotel rex, carlton, laurel lynn at laurel heights, [speaker not understood]. what's wonderful about this initiative is that we know that many of our downtown hotels benefit whenever there
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am PST
, for tax breaks, and generally what the argument is around making these decisions here at the board of supervisors is that we're going to see a huge general fund benefit and that general fund is going to support all of our serve is he across san francisco. i don't believe that's exactly true. i don't see that we actually get all of our neighborhoods to get the exact general fund support and huge increase in general fund dollars that come from decisions we make around supporting, you know, important parts of our economy and industries in san francisco. a lot of the focus is downtown. i know my district is not necessarily going to get a huge increase in funding for streets, for parks, for public safety. we'll get a little bit of a bump, but we're not going to get a bump that's going to actually be commensurate with decisions we're making here today. because we're going to come back with another, another huge general fund support for our local economy for downtown businesses and it's going to be the other part of what we're gaining in terms of [speaker not understood] increasing going
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 11:30pm PST
sales tax rpogram. detailed report on pages 46-47. the total allocations, 83 million, close to 1 billion to date. as i mentioned here, the red numbers of the difference between applications and expenditures which is the lag i talked about. the next few slides will provide highlights of some of the projects and programs being delivered through many of the different fund sources that the programmer we prioritize by working with the mtc< state and general funds; state transportation improvement program is probably the most reliable source ever given the current issues in the state budget. however we only got 16 billion it was a banner year and fulfilled one of our long-standing commitment made in 2001, doyle drive, presidio park. obligation on that is fulfilled. we have a loan to pay back to mtc; a petition has been funds and i'm not good to advantage of that opportunitywith the board issued to provide muni would not hundred thousand for pedestrian improvement. the transportation program, it is a program that the transportation commission and mtc set up to target improvements for low-income
SFGTV
Feb 9, 2013 3:30pm PST
a payroll tax problem, we were charging it, the folks in bay weren't and so they came to the border and did not want to cross that border. so we created this tax exemption which was at the time was historic to cut and not raise tax and we started to reconcile those four ps, and i know that the mayor is going to come up to celebrate all of the great work that he does done and the team has done to bring it back to its place of birth. we had 73 companies with that one and the partnerships with qb 3 and sharing the overhead and the network that reg put together with fibergen and the eco development folks and i think that those are wonderful things and examples and for me, wonderful memories and also a wonderful framework for expanding this model across the rest of the state. and we hope that because of your great work across the rest of the country, thank you. plus [ applause ] >> thank you, very much, lieutenant governor. i remember well that you give me a hard time about south san francisco and genetech and so we have come a long way. and so, i know and i am very happy to introduce, m
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 10:30pm PST
metropolitan transportation commission changed the formula to be linked to sales tax. which is somewhat reflective of the economy and the level of rider ship and the health of the bay area as the economy does better sales tax goes up, ridership goes up. and as it goes down, so does ridership follows along accordingly. so sales tax was a proxy i would summarize from what mta changed, how they changed it back in the 1989. but going forward, bart has just -- we viewed this as a contribution that we're willing to make and we have done that. so, we're willing to continue to make the contribution. >> okay. seeing no other questions, thank you very much. like to open up to public comment if there are any members of the public that wish to comment on items 7 and 8, please step forward. mr. paulson. >>>♪ looks like a lovely feeder bart feeder money made. you're going to take my money away when you come and take the money away standing by a feeder meter and you're going to get a glimpse of a money reader and you take my money away and how am i supposed to, if i don't have the money, give back g
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 3:00am PST
business owners have to connect the tax collector. as they scroll down you'll see the permits and licenses you'll need. f a business property register. public health, department of pickup health has any requirements as well as if you locate your truck on a piece of private property i have to interact with the planning department. so all these permits are all listed here and when the yours concludes on view details they'll see what they need to complete and the fees. i can download the form. this is our tax collectors application. and i can go back to the full report to see the rest of the forms with the county there's a fictitious business licenses we are providing information for the state and federal government whatever it's applicable. and some of the other things that are unique to starting a business in san francisco. for example, let's see someone wants to do a consulting business there are certain rules and guidelines to starting a business in your home. we've made easy links so the users can find it easily. building permits should they do any construction work or wait water charges
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
historic building project would yield annual estimated tax and fee revenues to the city of an estimated $9 19,000, generate an estimated 500 new permanent jobs, provide an estimated 58.5 million in construction expenditures. be financed by $14 million in [speaker not understood] developer equity by orton with a 14% return in investor equity. 1.5 million in available port funds and 43 million in federal historic preservation tax credits and loans to be obtained by the developer. would incur no [speaker not understood] maintenance and operating costs to the port or the city and would incur no debt load to the port or to the city. we do find that hadth proposed development to be fiscally feasible under chapter 29 of the city's administrative code. we do have some recommendations on page 19 of our report. as i understand t madam chair and supervisor avalos, these recommendations are included in an amended piece of legislation that you have received. our recommendations are to amend the proposed resolution to require that the 20th street historic building project meet [speaker not understood] i
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
civilly would be a local scaled acceleration of affordable tax and co generation of energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integrated
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 10:30am PST
for private benefit on commercial buildings but then, tax exempt bonds for p uc owned generator and is that would include the wind farm and other large generation in the city and so this approach was confirmed by pea body and l.a. s c o year ago and the use for taxable bonds is legal and there is no basis as far as i have ever heard that it's illegal to issue revenue bonds that are taxable and it comes down to whether they are taxable and in this case we have divide them accordingly and we also think there is a role for tax equity, investment in this program and so we are looking at that as an alternative source of financing and the h bond authority was called the solar neighborhoods charter amendment and the whole idea of that was finance customer opened in san francisco and so nothing new in that and nothing that local power has invented in the hearings that is all in the record. >> feinstein your club wants to say something. >>> welcome. >> thank you commissioners. i would like to say something that this is agenda is very confusing and so if this is the last time that we are going t
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
restaurant. the city is not getting any sales tax. we pay sales tax to the city. you are losing. we're geting into more areas. construction. this is common view on 2nd street. 2nd street is under massive construction. and it will be. and if you keep putting the truck in there, we're going to have a nightmare on 2nd street. so i think i would like you to reconsider what you are looking at. also the health problem. we have got a flu epidemic going. you want the people who are serving you food to be properly -- [ inaudible ] >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> can we ask people not to repeat what has been stated by others. thank you. >> i am jeff knoll, i work as an inspector for the san francisco health department. i'm not here representing the city. i am here as a coffee drinker. i am in and out of restaurants regularly, and instead of standing in line at a restaurant, i would rather grab a quick cup of good coffee at expresso subito. >> my name is lynn person and i have lived and worked in san francisco for the last 29 years. i'm a business person in downtown and i guess i
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 12:30pm PST
transportation system in our city with pay role tax reform. in a nutshell we got all the leaders together in our city and agreed to make a difference. i say let's take that same approach with our transportation challenges too. we already have a lot of plans and reports that all driveway solutions were we need to more than news to better match up with the 21 accounting century where people work and shop. and so we'll have a transportation 200 thirty transportation workforce. we'll be working with our controllers office, we'll invite all our heeds from regional transportation system and our technology community to the table. i'm also thankful that commissioner wen eras agreed to meet with us on this opportunity. we'll maintain the condition of our streets and we'll make municipal transportation systems in this city work the way they want to work. don't get close to our municipal syst system that some folks may say. we cannot let politics be our guide. paris london and england has great transportation systems but look at san francisco. achieving a world class transportation system is a journey forw
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 3:30am PST
years, including the ara funds we received as part of this development, the low-income housing tax credits which are critical for the financing of this development, and all the other affordable housing developments in san francisco. so, again, we want to acknowledge the -- her leadership and her contribution and her support throughout her very long career for affordable housing in san francisco. at this time i'd like to introduce the president of the tenants association, diva youngblood. and one of the things that we wanted to do in this, you know, as part of hope sf, was this was doing -- building affordable housing, not for the residents, but with the residents. and we really tried very, very hard to consult the residents in the development process. it helped with resident associations as we developed the hope sf concept. i see dwayne jones. i don't know if fred is anywhere here, but dwayne and fred and doug and matt franklin really sought to solicit a lot of input from the residents because the goal of this -- of building housing is not to, again, not to just build it for the re
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
up putting in we put in a assessment against their property tax so that they can't and that is if you are already broke, there are, you know, if you are already in bankruptcy, it is difficult to get any more. they can also result in being referred to the city attorney's office. sometimes is that after several years, brings in funding and that essentially offsets the city attorney's work to get to that. i don't think that it is a money maker or set up to be that way. but, it is, you know, part of of our mission, and based on your concern and the board of supervisors concern we are trying to putoer resources into that. >> okay, thank you. >> thank you, deputy director. >> commissioner lee? >> yes. >> i have a question on the over all budget plan. >> and workforce. i was wondering if the budget takes into account any additional employees that are needed when they are mandatory retrofit program starts and if it does not, i am wondering what we are going to do, do we need more employees when that happens. >> the commissioner, we already included a couple of inspectors and clerks into t
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
transportation in our city. it is important to leverage the local sales tax dollars to complement and support of the city funded infrastructure investment coming from voter approved initiatives such as the street bond that we all i think worked on. working in tandem with mta to deliver pedestrian safety, traffic calming and other improvements faster and more efficiently and very fair and process to select our executive director. i believe that commissioner avalos will be able to handily take the wheel and help us usher and addresses key issues that i've outlined today. thank you. >> thank you commissioner, before i turn to commissioner wiener, i want to ask if there is any other member of the public who like to say something else on this item? public comment on this is closed. commissioner wiener. >>i'm happy to support commissioner avalos as chair. sometimes something to get lost in the debates is that even though we have areas of disagreement but often get a lot of attention, a lot of press coverage because anytime you have a big dispute at city hall that is likely to get the attention, in rea
SFGTV
Feb 8, 2013 1:00am PST
here to enjoy our resources here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while we had mentally took note they would be on the similar weekends, we were of course needing to really communicate with each other, and make sure we did all the things in the background that no one ever sees and talks to each other to make sure things happen smoothly, and i want to give big kudos to ed risin and all the others in transportation and advising people to take public transportation and emphasize that in all of our major international and worldwide and world seize of events that happened in the city. >> >> whether it's america's cup or fleet week or some incredible music on the bluegrass side of the city as well as just neighborhood events that we continue to invite we shined very well because we
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm PST
country to cap and state in the country to aggressively reduce in-house tax voters of california passed proposition nine for energy efficiency and alternative energy project the process of allocating these funds is now at the state legislature which will be making specific allocation to their specific process and many strategies regular recommended by the state fall under the responsibility of local government and is's and this is why a number of local countieses and legislation around the state are provide asking to provide additional funds to support greenhouse production programs and so my request is to support that. and i have a memoryium to recognize the passing of a long-time residental in our area who lived in chinatown. lucile chen and she raced three children including gordon which when who you know was a fopper and significant leader in the chinatown community center. she was a loving and spirited woman often referred to as the lucile ball of chima town and i want to express my condolences to the family i know shell be greatly miss the. >> the rest i submit. >> thank you mr. p
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 10:30am PST
property taxes going to the city when units eventually turn over, no one loses. id ask the committee make decisions based on the facts and support homeowners support those protected and put money in the coffers which will help everyone. thank you, supervisors wiener and farrell for your proposal of balanced legislation. thanks for letting me speak too. >> chair wiener: thank you very much and thank you for being honest. next speaker. >> high there. i'm a san francisco resident for 13 years. i'm a t.i.c. owner and previous renter for many years. all of my co-owners in my six unit t.i.c. were once renters also. we are not opposed to rent control. i just wanted to make that clear. the lottery system is so outdated and overburdened and with the current backlog it may be over 10 years before being eligible for conversions. we're not trying to make a quick buck because our units have lost a significant amount of value since we purchased. we're previous renters who are looking to purchase a home to have stable housing in san francisco. we contribute to san francisco and we invest in san fra
SFGTV
Feb 5, 2013 11:30am PST
to talk about the trend happening locally in terms of revenue measures such as the sales tax and vehicle registration fee that are administered by the authority. one of the things that is important as we move forward is to always look for the most cost-effective ways of doing the work. one of the things that i hope you continue to do is to focus on enhancing coordination among the various city agencies. we saw with a number of projects that were discussed at the authority that while there is communication between these agencies better communication is needed. and one of the things that i hope happens- especially with the major projects - that we continue to focus on how the county transportation authority interacts with the mta and other agencies involved in various projects that we are funding. i know that in the state of the city address, mayor lee indicated that public transportation % specifically the mta is going to be a top priority for him. i know he is putting together a working group that is going to be looking at those issues and i hope that at that work continues the c
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 4:00am PST
provide a $10 million allocation of new markets tax credits. you heard leader pelosi speak about the importance of this program. every year the new markets program provides billions of dollars to projects similar to this one. and it's a very important part of the fabric of what moves communities toward in today's worldful. we're incredibly proud to have had the chance to support this program, to support st. anthony's in providing meals, services and hope to san franciscans. but it's especially heartwarming to us to be able to collaborate and to bring housing and services together and the collaboration between mercy housing and st. anthony's. we would like to thank banc of america, who was our capital partner in the new markets program and again, we're simply thrilled to be part of this. it speaks perfectly to the vision that many of us share for how to move families and communities forward. i have to say that i for one, if this is what the groundbreaking is like, i am incredibly excited to go to the grand opening celebration. thank you all. [ applause ] >> thank you, nancy. i would l
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 3:30pm PST
, construction jobs and an increase over the real estate tax base that the city currently enjoys from the property as is. so, let me just get to what i think in a lot of ways is the heart of the matter which is the removal of the concourse, that's where we have received a lot of feedback from folks. the process that we've gone through here has been a lot different than what we were facing when we were doing the triangle project which is a fenced off lot and the bus yard, those are not sites where people had any economic, cultural or emotional attachment to the site, and we knew that by taking this work on that we'd be upsetting a vocal and important constituency in the city so we didn't take that act lightly and we tried to review the work in two different ways. let me show you the building, this is the shot of the building going on brannan, this is the floor plan as it exists, each of those dots are piers that come down from the roof, and the bulk of feedback that is that the removal of the concourse space, and we've looked at these in different ways, one is economic and the other is cul
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
reducing the tax burden on homeowners facing foreclosure expanding home ownership counseling, expanding the the federal housing administration to play a larger role for those at risk of foreclosure. obama signed the home affordable refinance program in 2010. locally we've done many things. in january 2008, this board of supervisors established a san francisco fair lending working group, with its number one policy recommendation of whenever possible home ownership should be preserved and foreclosure prevented. this promotes family stability in our neighborhoods and community. second of all, the goal of this legislation was to provide security for tenants in t.i.c. buildings. supervisor wiener as coauthor want to ensure that tenants in t.i.c. buildings which might take advantage of this legislation will be presented. we wanted to provide the greatest security possible for existing tenants to be secure in their units and our legislation has done exactly that. let me specifically address this to many of the people in the hallway that seem to be misinformed about this legislation.
SFGTV
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am PST
million is prop 172 public safety tax. our federal revenue is actually primarily the money that we get from the housing authority to provide the additional service there. it's hud money. the airport of course pays for all their services. other departments pay for our services. and then [speaker not understood] charges, those are just permits such as alarm, responding to alarms, thing like that. so, our next slide talks about how we spend all of our revenue and not surprisingly most of our revenue -- most of our expenditure is in salaries and fringe benefits, about 88% of our budget goes to staffing and nonpersonnel and professional services, it's about 13.6 million. and what that includes are our annual i-t costs, licensing, rents, the litigation and judgments is in this category, copying services, entering the expenditures are in that nonpersonnel professional service. material and supplies, you know, office equipment, this is also where we budget for ammunition and bullet proof vests, leather gear for our officers. capital outlay, this year it's primarily related to the new public sa
SFGTV
Feb 6, 2013 11:30am PST
partners elect to add their spouse or domestic partner to their health plan and in additional federal tax is taken out of think paycheck. the federal government views these to be taxable income. therefore city employees and others with same-sex spouses or domestic partners are taxed more than other city employees simply because their spouses are the same gender. this discame nation has caused same-sex spouses and domestic partners thousands and thousands of dollars each year and the city and county active members is approximately 386 as of the end of last year. san francisco always has been uni hope always will be a leader in supporting our lgbt community. following the example of other municipalities such as cambridge, massachusetts and google and could i hope we will do the same. this legislation will ensure same-sex domestic partners who work for the city and county of san francisco will not be burdened with these taxes. ultimately this is an issue of equality. the additional taxs is one of the many results of defense of act act or doma. married lgbt committees are already denied many
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> once again, the city is faced with tough budget decisions, including whether to raise taxes and fees or whether to make cuts. how will your approach these choices? supervisor kim: the budget is tough this year. even though our deficit is not as large as it has been, it is tough because we have made these cuts already, and did this point, we are cutting things we really do not want to cut. and it is painful. we will lose more potential services. we will also not be able to support our residents. we are looking at weekend meals for seniors. it is painful. i think we have to look at it as a combined approach. it has to be cut within city government that we can bear -- services that are less essential. second, you have to look at raising revenue in the city. i think it needs to be a combination. and third, need to be much better informed, and we have to ask our public employees to look at the budget. and they already have, but also to look back. it is a threefold approach to me. >> what are the city's housing needs him much of the board of supervisors to to address them? supervisor kim:
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 8:30pm PST
feature of the sales tax program. i have the audit on the agenda. congratulations to cynthia and the board; we continue to have a good credit rating. we have not had to issue bonds but we are prepared to that. we have negotiated a letter of credit; there is a significant cost savings, just under 1 million dollars a year that are now available for projects. we have had a big office move; congratulations to cynthia and her staff. if you have not looked at the window recently it is converted to residential use. last but not least i want to reiterate what jose luis and the chair have said about the leadership of the board; and more more about the public and private partners. a huge thanks to the wonderful staff past and present and our interns who have done amazing things. i want to mention anthony adams who created interactive maps. you can find the project, cost phase and completion. we expect this to go live next month. thank you. >> thank you for your presentation; the interactive map something and fantastic; i look forward to seeing that. >> can you tell us where the map will be loc
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 6:00am PST
amount of revenue and tax dollars for the city are forced to look at other options, look at other cities because they're outgrowing our facility. as you know, tourism is is a major economic engine for san francisco. in 2011 we had over 16 million visitors. about 40% of those are international visitors and they spent over -- almost $8-1/2 billion in our economy, generating over 500 million dollars in local taxes. these are taxes that the residents of san francisco would have to pay if it wasn't for the visitors doing that. it created over 71,000 darer local jobs and really had a major factor in our economic recovery. conventions accounted for nearly $1.8 billion or 21% of all the tourism revenue spent in san francisco and 27% of all hotel room occupancy. * our independent study shows that without the expansion of moscone, where losing dollars right now, over $2 billion has already been lost between 2010 and 2019, for groups that had to leave san francisco or couldn't meet here because of the size of our center. and history has proven the success. the moscone tourism improvement district t
SFGTV
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
the taxpayers who pay the taxes and we need to have some accountability and some transparency. i am not saying that this contractor is going to do his job i hope he does his job quarterly or twice a year or for the duration of this contract we get some reports. so that we can read and see what is happening. thank you very much. >> is there any other member in of the public that would like to make comments? seeing none public comment is close. (gavel) this is an action item. >> mr. chair? >> i know there is question about work between the mta and the transportation authority. can you talk about those issues and how they were resolved? >> both agencies have responsibility especially mta which has legislation for originating parking in public policy of the transportation authority addresses transportation strategies particularly because half of the -- in the city is regional. in fact mtc is providing local match for the study. the two agencies have come together to propose jointly managing the study. will come back to this committee the memorandum of agreement between the two entities
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 6:30am PST
tourism and our tax dollars here in san francisco. and this is why we support it by our hotels and our hotel counsel as well. what i'm excited about is moscone is in our neighborhood and we have many residents in the area and they've done a great job of reaching out to. of our residents and we're really looking forward to building a stronger relationship, particularly with the senior community that resides in that area. we have a lot of senior citizens who are really excited on making moscone convention center not just an attraction for the city, but also more friendly and attractive for pedestrians including themselves. this is also just right next to neighbors, our youth and family zone. so, i think there is a lot of conversation not just with children's creativity museum, but other ways we can expand open space opportunities with the expansion we're talking about today. so really excited about all of these things. >> thank you very much, supervisor kim. and ms. sese, thank you for your comments as well. as we think about the expansion of the commercial paper program, one thing t
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Feb 6, 2013 8:30pm PST
discriminatory practices of the federal tax code, but after some good discussion they indicated their complete support. so the meet and confer process was concluded. >> thank you. any questions? thank you very much. i hope that every meet and confer in future is that easy. >> me, too. >> i bet. and with that, we have the budget and legislative analyst's report. >> mr. chair, members of the committee, on page 4 of our report, we point out that the health services system estimated that 186 employees would be affected by this proposed ordinance. wherein most employees receive a payment between $1400 and $1500 that depends on their medical and dental insurance polices. and the total estimated cost to the city is $660,492 including payments to employees of 57 5 682 and employer fica and medicare contributions. it is our understanding that there would be no additional administrative costs for administering this ordinance. we consider, because this proposed ordinance may result in new ongoing costs of the city as an estimated $660,492 per year, we consider approval of this ordinance to
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
there was a gas tax swap, a complicated maneuver to ensure that transportation funds continued to flow. the result is that the state transit assistance is now based on the details sales tax receipts. that is a fluctuating amount of money and therefore we only rely on the projections over the course of the year. so far it looks pretty good. the other big news is that the state is looking pretty good. troop prop 30 passed, significant dollars in projected revenue. so i think we find ourselves in a cautiously optimistic time. we'll be following that as the year unfolds. we participate in that process through various trade associations and our meeting, in fact, next week with the commit staff working on the bill to have california's law conform for the federal law. cap and trade another very large statewide issue. san francisco as a city family is engaging on that through our advocacy, our lobbyists, as well as the league of cities, california state association of counties and others who have an interest in making sure that local government and transportation programs in particular, given
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Feb 8, 2013 6:30am PST
called pass throughs to essentially costs related to the facilities management, taxes, insurance that might go up per year, percentage share of that is passed on to the city. but the base rate remains the same for the five-year term. happy to answer any questions you might have about either one of these. >> thank you very much. why don't we go to the budget analyst's report for these two items. >> madam chair, on item 5 the real estate department has a reported to us that rent for the last 54 months of 141,5 84 is equivalent to 95% of the prevailing market rate rentals. and as shown in table 3 on page 4 of our report, the rent and operating expenses total 2,177,043, that will be paid from general fund monies included in the dph's 12-13 and 13-14 budgets as previously approved by the board of supervisors. we recommend that you do approve that resolution. and regarding item 6, we point out on page 3 of our report that that -- the monthly base rent of 25,350 for all five years of the extension is actually the same as the current monthly rent. and as shown in table 2 on page 3 of our repo
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
conclusion of today's hearing the tax collector will have the tab levitation and the public can view it in the basement of the city hall. now if there is a protest of the snaements the district or if there's a less two-thirds voters. today, we'll hear from all people in favor of these following issues we'll then hear from the people who speak in opposition. during the hearing in any hotel visitor wishes to change their vote or cast their vote they may speak with the staff out the chamber. after the hearing closes you may not change our vote or cast any additional vote. let me first ask if there are any primary comments >> thank you. and i know that chair farrell from budget committee would like to speak as well. one item to appropriate 5 hundred and 7 millions $880,000 to the moscone project. and i'm playing this dollar amount with the comptroller. 70 percent of this would be provided by the moscone district fund which we are voting on today and then the finding of the feasibility which is depended upon upon the election we have today. and the moscone would allow improvements of whic
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